Charlene Wang, MS, RD, CHC, is a holistic registered dietitian and professor of nutrition, health and wellness. She earned her Master’s Degree from the California State University of Los Angeles and completed her dietetic residency at Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. Charlene has achieved certifications in Holistic Health Coaching, Alternative Nutrition, Applied Kinesiology, and BioEnergetic Healing.
Charlene Wang’s path to a career in wellness in her own words:
My path to become a dietitian was a humbling journey. I experienced through my own body what a difference lifestyle and nutrition can make. I previously wore many hats for a start-up tech company doing marketing, human resources, accounting and business development, working long hours for years. As a result of being overworked and stressed out, I was consistently getting sick, felt no spiritual meaning and altogether in poor health. It was at the age of 27 when I came to a turning point in my life. That year, I was misdiagnosed with cancer after I underwent surgery to remove a tumor. The entire process had me questioning everything I was doing wrong. To find an answer to my troubles, I immersed myself into studying holistic nutrition, Chinese herbalism, meditation and spirituality. Today, I am healthy and feeling great! I decided to shift from my personal treatment towards the health of people focusing on optimal nutrition for wellness and prevention of disease.
I was thoroughly fascinated with nutrition and its incredible impact on the human body. I enrolled in a nutrition class at a local community college and found a part-time job in a local hospital’s clinical nutrition department shadowing Registered Dietitians (RD). I knew instantly that this was my calling and enrolled in graduate school. After working several years in a clinical setting, I decided to work in preventative settings where people could embrace nutrition in a healing and learning environment. I knew I would have a higher impact working one-on-one with clients or as a teacher. I pursued nutrition education as a professor of nutrition and joined the International Health & Wellness Center. It has been so spiritually rewarding to be able to help people transition towards a healthier diet and lifestyle while pursuing a passionate and personal mission. My personal mission is to help people feel empowered, experience optimal wellness and prioritize self-care as a daily practice.
Certifications held by Charlene Wang:
Alternative Nutrition – California State University, Los Angeles
Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching – Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Business Administration – University of California, San Diego
Healing Touch / Qi Therapy Level IV – Healing Touch International
Quantum Reflex Analysis – Premier Research Labs